"It Isn't What We Say..." Jane Austen Quote

This morning I enjoyed a rare cup of tea from my Jane Austen mug. (affiliate link) As I read the various quotes, one especially struck me.

I really appreciate how authors incorporate wisdom through their characters. This quote comes from Sense and Sensibility, the next Austen book I intend to read. (I'm a new fan.)
Jane Austen quote
This world is filled with differing opinions. We should be able to have meaningful conversations with those with opposing views. Those same conversations should be full of love and respect.
"It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do." -Jane Austen
What fictional book or character spoke truth to you?

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~ Annette
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  1. Love it. I think Sense and Sensibility was the first Jane Austen book I read.

  2. I just finished reading Persuasion (and loved it). I think Jane Austen is an author I've grown into it. As a younger reader, I just didn't click with her writing (although I love the stories and the BBC movies) but more recently I've found myself delighted with her books. I've been both amused and challenged and have found them very fun. I sort of feel relieved about this because I almost didn't feel like a certified female reader without being able to say that I really enjoy reading Jane Austen! :D


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